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Press Release: Harmony Project and Kind Columbus Partner for The Concert for Community

By May 30, 2018June 2nd, 2018In the News
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The Concert for Community to be held on June 7 at the Columbus Commons

Columbus, OH:  Harmony Project is excited to announce its partnership with Kind Columbus, an initiative of The Columbus Foundation whose mission is to build community using the power of unconditional acts of kindness. With a $100,000 grant, Kind Columbus has made it possible for Harmony Project to present the Concert For Community and make it accessible to all.

This free-to-the-public event will create a significant, memorable, and measurable opportunity to share kindness and increase access to the arts by including the anticipated 7,000 neighbors in attendance regardless of socioeconomic ability. Through the 500-voice Spirit of Columbus choir, the 30-piece Harmony Band and Orchestra, original arrangements of classic tunes from the year 1968, and a large-scale community art project, the music and art will provoke thought and conversation and bring our community together like never before.

“We are grateful to have the support of Kind Columbus again this season,” said David Brown, Founder and Creative Director of Harmony Project. Kind Columbus partnered with Harmony Project for its December 2017 concert, The Concert For US. “Working together with organizations that bridge divides and create community is at the heart of what we do.”

“Kind Columbus is thrilled to be collaborating with Harmony Project to present an evening of connection and empathy at The Concert for Community,” said Kelley Griesmer, Senior Vice President and Manager of Walter Family Philanthropy at the Columbus Foundation. “It is an honor to partner with Harmony Project and the thousands of guests in attendance to build a strong and inclusive community that values kindness and the common good.”

The Concert for Community will be held at the Columbus Commons on Thursday, June 7 and emceed by Monica Day and Matt Barnes of NBC4. The park gates open at 6 p.m., and the show will begin promptly at 7:30 p.m.


The Columbus Foundation was established in 1943 by a group of passionate citizens who envisioned a way to improve the community and the quality of life in Central Ohio. Today, the Foundation serves as a trusted philanthropic adviser in all types of giving – individual, family, corporate and international. The Kind Columbus initiative at The Columbus Foundation works to build community using the power of contagious, unconditional acts of kindness.


Harmony Project connects people across social divides through the arts, education, and volunteer community services. Working together, we are building a stronger, more inclusive community with a focus on developing a social infrastructure that unites the community for the common good.